Letter from the Editor
Newsletter Editor Janet O’Neil visits with Ray Perez, the
former Associate Editor for Book Reviews, at the EMC Society Board of Directors meeting held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, prior to the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on EMC. Dr. Perez mentioned some of the exciting work he is doing with the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California and suggested a visit to prestigious facility when EMC engineers convene in Southern California for EMC 2011.

Fort Lauderdale Hosts EMC 2010
Fort Lauderdale, Florida was the stunning seaside location of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on EMC.
     This issue of the EMC Newsletter is dedicated to a review of our annual symposium. If you missed the EMC 2010 Symposium, you can catch up on what you missed by reading the President’s Message as well as the articles on the Standards Committees, the Education and Student Activities Committee, the iNARTE committee and workshop activity, the demonstrations and experiments presented, the Global EMC University and Youth Program offered, and, most importantly, the EMC Society Awards issued at the annual Awards Luncheon. You also won’t want to miss seeing the pictorial review with numerous Symposium photos found on pages 56–59.
     Symposium Chair Fred Heather and his committee did a great job of organizing a successful symposium. Hilton Garcia, who was responsible for organizing the social events, created lasting memories with two very special events: the Welcome Reception and Symposium Gala. The reception started in the exhibit hall and concluded in a ballroom at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. The gala was held outdoors for dinner and indoors for dancing at the Harbor Beach Marriott Hotel. Both events featured wonderful bands; the live music contributed to plenty of dancing. Bruce Archambeault, Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and his team did a great job of putting together another outstanding technical program. This committee works very hard with the paper reviews, some of which are reviewed two to three times, to ensure a high quality technical program. This year, there was a three-way tie for Best Symposium Paper! View the paper titles and author affiliations in the complete list of Awards presented at EMC 2010 on pages 62–63. Incidentally, the highest number of student papers to date was submitted for presentation at EMC 2010. It’s nice to know that EMC is becoming a popular area of interest for students.
     Before you delve into the Symposium related articles, please note a few new articles are included in this issue. Chuck Bunting shares information on the new “Sister Society” program on page 21. This was created to extend and strengthen our perception as a global Society. As Professor Bunting notes, “EMC is one of those activities that are truly global in impact as systems developed in one part of the world must operate in other parts of the globe with a minimum of interruption or disruption of electronic systems.” Bruce Archambeault, Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, announces the new EMC Society Distinguished Lecturers for 2011–2012, on page 53.
     In closing, many thanks go to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heather (shown below) and the entire EMC 2010 Symposium steering committee and the supporting TAC for an excellent Symposium.               EMC




EMC 2010 Symposium Chair Fred Heather enjoys the
pirate-themed Symposium Gala held at the Harbor Beach
Marriott Hotel. It was a perfect evening to enjoy dinner
outdoors near the beach.
Sue Heather (left) was recognized at the Awards Luncheon for her efforts as the Companion Club Coordinator for EMC 2010. She received the award from EMC Society President, Francesca Maradei.



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